April 4, 2010

Tuna Boats

Our family is fond of tuna. Actually, it's our go to quick meal, so I try to have a couple ways of fixing it up my sleeve. We were running low on bread one day, and the girls were clambering to eat right then, so I decided to try using celery in place of the bread.

So, instead of chopping up a couple ribs of celery and mixing them into the tuna, I simply cut them into four inch slices and added some spices to the usual tuna salad sandwich filling. The extra punch added by the spices gave it enough flavor to stand up to the celery.

Now, you can dress up the "boats" with pretzel masts and cheese sails, but my girls are happy with these little canoes.

Tuna Boats

10 oz. Tuna (drained)
24 4" Celery Stalks
3 Tbsp. Light Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. Pickle Relish
2 Tbsp. Onion (finely diced)
2 Tbsp. Bell Pepper (finely diced)
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 tsp. Ground Red Pepper
1 tsp. Rosemary (ground)
1 tsp. Thyme (ground)

Wash and cut the celery into roughly four inch pieces.

Drain the tuna well. Add garlic, red pepper, rosemary, and thyme. Mix well. Add in mayonnaise, pickle relish, onion, and bell pepper and stir until just blended. Spoon into the grove of the celery and garnish if desired.

* Don't let Boo Bear's expression fool you, she loved the tuna boats. She just wasn't crazy about Hubby snapping pictures while she was trying to eat.

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